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The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) is a corporation consisting of 27,000 university students and subject to public law. The Student Union acts as an advocacy and service organisation for its members and for the organisations that operate under HYY.

HYY is looking for a specialist in educational policy to join our ranks on a permanent contract starting on 19 February or as agreed.

Do you want to be involved in developing the teaching given at the University of Helsinki to make it the best it can be? Do digitalisation of education and new learning methods inspire you? Can you discover new trends in working life? Do you dream of a career in which you can directly influence both Finland’s educational policy and student life? If you want and are able to conduct excellent advocacy work as well as communicate about it, we want you. Besides your passion for educational policy, you should be a good fit for our relaxed and skilled work community.

In your work, you will be in charge of issues such as the development of teaching, observing related changes and the working life connections of studies. Additionally, you will be in charge of presenting your sector’s issues to HYY’s Board. Your tasks also include communicating about issues in educational policy both within the office and externally by, for instance, meeting interest groups and being active in social media.

We are:

A student union with around 27,000 members
An efficient, active and passionate actor in advocacy work
An enthusiastic work community, consisting of 8 specialists and 12 members of the board among others, that gets things done together in a competent yet relaxed fashion

We expect you to have:

Basic knowledge of educational policy and its current trends
Understanding of the revolution in working life
Precision in your work and the ability to manage large issues
An independent approach as well as teamwork and problem-solving skills
Enthusiasm towards learning and the development of teaching
Studies in a higher education institution
Willingness to develop as an expert in educational policy
Communication skills

You will get:

An interesting, independent and challenging job
A salary that is in accordance with the student unions’ collective agreement (2,270.85 €/month) with potential bonuses for education and experience
Opportunities for education and development
Flexible working hours and opportunities for remote work
Awesome colleagues

The application period ends at 11.59 pm on 11 February. Send us a free-form application letter with a maximum length of one page. Please attach your CV too. Send the application to with ‘Asiantuntija’ as the subject. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 February. The Board will make their choice for the position in their meeting on 15 February.

For more information, please contact Secretary General Aaro Riitakorpi (0400 816 426),

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in its activities. We hope to receive as many applications as possible from people with diverse backgrounds.

Do you want to influence the university’s facility arrangements, IT services or the university’s libraries? Are you interested in developing the teaching of the Language Centre or the Open University? Several student representative positions are now open in the boards of different units that serve the entire university!

At this very moment HYY is searching new student representatives to several positions in university decision making. Please note that several of these positions require some Finnish skills, as the administrative language of the Boards is Finnish.

Board of the Open University

Board of the Helsinki University Library

Board of the National Library

Board of the Language Centre

Board of the IT Centre

Facilities Committee

There are other student representative positions open right now:

Board of the Aleksanteri Institute

Board of the FInnish Museum of Natural History

Board of the Research Collegium (for doctoral students)

You'll find more information about the open positions as well as instrutions to apply for them at The application period ends Mon 5 Febuary 2018 at 2PM. You can also ask for more information from our specialist in higher education policy Jenna Sorjonen, 0503255202, jenna.sorjonen(at)